Skyview Holds On Late In 28-14 Win At Evergreen

Written by Bryan Levesque on October 17, 2009

Skyview was looking to make another statement Friday night as they traveled to McKenzie Stadium to play Evergreen. The thing is, so were the Plainsmen. Skyview, coming off their best game of the year last week in a 41-0 home win over Battle Ground was a heavy favorite Friday night and most people thought would have little trouble with the young Evergreen team that defeated them 41-17 last season.

Evergreen struck first as the Plainsmen drove 95 yards in 16 plays that took 7:50 and was capped off by a 1 yard QB sneak from Marvin Thomas. Two drives later however, Skyview answered as Storm QB Austin Dodge hit WR Karl Graves on a 5 yard slant and tied the game at 7-7.

Evergreen went 3 and out on their next possession and punter Septi Danciu decided it was time for fake punt, the problem was that he was the only Evergreen player (or coach) who knew this and it failed, giving Skyview the ball at Evergreen’s 22. 5 plays later, Dodge again connected with Graves, this time from 9 yards out and the Storm were now up 13-7. The extra point was blocked by Evergreen Sr. Kyle Toohey.

Skyview took the second half kick and 2 plays later, Storm RB Matt Spears ran in from 53 yards out and Skyview appeared to be taking total control of the game, now up 20-7.

Evergreen was not quite ready to give the game over, and the Plainsmen again went on a long march, this time 64 yards in 13 plays and 7:03 capped off by Richie Townsend’s 7 yard run, and the score was 20-14.

On the Storm’s next drive, Evergreen DB Kyle Cahoon caused a fumble on a completed pass, which was picked up by Plainsmen DB Nick Mace and ran back to just outside the Storm 10. And we mean just outside the 10. Evergreen then appeared to score as Townsend cut in on the left side, but the ball was spotted just outside the goal line, and just short of the first down.

Skyview, punted and Evergreen started to drive again, when the Plainsmen fumbled, and 2 plays later Skyview put the game out of reach as Dodge this time found TE Dallin Shirley who rumbled 43 yards for the TD. Skyview went for 2, and Dodge found a wide open Jonny Barrett in the end zone making the score 28-14.

With the win, Skyview improves to 5-2 and 3-0 in league play. The Storm will host Kelso (5-2 2-1) on Thursday at Kiggins Bowl.

Evergreen drops to 3-4 and 1-2 on the season with the loss and will travel to Battle Ground (3-4 0-3) on Friday at District Stadium.

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Rushing — Skyview — Spears 15-137, Dodge 6-25; Evergreen — Townsend 16-80, Thomas 11-61, Quwontae Wallace 8-30.

Passing — Skyview — Dodge 15-20-0-126; Evergreen — Thomas 3-7-0-58

Receiving — Skyview — Shirley 1-43, Riley Miles 2-23, Ian Zarosinski 3-22, Graves 4-16, Spears 1-16, Mo Morrison 1-5, Ellis Henderson 1-3, Christian Rector 1-0, Adam Brown 1-(-2); Evergreen — Kyle Toohey 2-54, Kyle Cahoon 1-4.

Second quarter
Eve — Marvin Thomas 1 run (Septi Danciu kick)
Sky — Karl Graves 5 pass from Austin Dodge (Nick Phillips kick)
Sky — Graves 9 pass from Dodge (kick blocked)
Third quarter
Sky — Matt Spears 53 run (Phillips kick)
Eve — Richie Townsend 6 run (Danciu kick)
Fourth quarter
Sky — Dallin Shirley 43 pass from Dodge (Jonny Barrett pass from Dodge)

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25 Responses to “Skyview Holds On Late In 28-14 Win At Evergreen”

  1. wow on October 17th, 2009 10:32 am

    WOW, What a game. Evergreen got robbed in the 3rd quarter and should have been up 21-20 and we all would have liked to see what would have happened after that. Good game all around by the players on both teams.

  2. Egreen on October 17th, 2009 1:41 pm

    That was the worst playcalling I have ever seen. Watch the film and you will see the first down chain marker IN THE END ZONE!. Wow so in a mater of 4 plays the chains moved about 1/2 yard.

    Dont forget the Evergreen pass that was caught completly out of bounds on the 40 yard line. ( Ref trying to make up for past mistakes)

    Im calling apples apples and oranges oranges, we have several refs that need to be removed from service.

    If this was youth football game, You know some parrent would be down on the field and the footage would be on youtube.

  3. Plain and simple on October 17th, 2009 2:20 pm

    Agreed the refs stink. too many have issues and lack knowledge. most seem to have vendettas vs certain teams. I guess what comes around though goes around. We escaped last week vs Heritage with two bad calls that went in our favor.

  4. rsdlfjasldj on October 17th, 2009 6:31 pm

    that was the worst ref’d game i have ever seen. Evergreen would have gone up 21-20 in the third, the runningback had his whole upper body in the endzone. If not a touchdown it should of been a first the chains moved forward. And at the end of the 1st half the ehs rb got out of bounds but the clocks still was running. those refs should get removed they have no idea what they were doing.

  5. Storm1 on October 18th, 2009 6:13 am

    Poor calls went both directions. How about the fumble call on the Storm when #6 never had possesion of the ball? Bottomline is that EG played well and the program is getting stronger…..However this game was not close at the end. The Columbian makes it sound like it was a goal line stand that was the deciding factor. This isn’t even close. If you’re an EG fan and stayed to the end you would see that the Storm took a knee deep in EG territory at the end of the game rather than hang a 3 touchdown win on a young program. My hat is off to Kizer and staff for taking the high road. But maybe next time they won’t if the armchair quarterbacks keep crying.

  6. Football spectator on October 18th, 2009 10:04 am

    Dont forget the only reason evergreen had the ball on the goal line was because of our “fumble”.

  7. GSHL Observer on October 18th, 2009 11:12 am

    When will the Kelso vs. Heritage highlights be up

  8. insidesports on October 18th, 2009 11:28 am

    In essence I will have to agree about some very suspect officiating in this game. There have been penalties that have occurred since week 1 that still are not being called. Also as I mentioned that on PAT’s the clock should never run and the person running the clock for EHS never stopped the clock once in this game. I would have to say that thee certainly are officials that do not seem to know the rules and perhaps should call only CCYF games….nuff said.

  9. OBServer on October 18th, 2009 12:42 pm

    Refs had bad calls for both teams. But again Skyview could of ran up the score really bad on Evergreen. They had good sportsmanship towards the end of the game just kneeling it. I strongly believe that Skyview is the dominant team in the 4A GSHL.

  10. The Control Man on October 18th, 2009 1:59 pm

    Skyview reciever Karl Graves does the controller at 3:30 in the video!!

  11. Thomas on October 18th, 2009 2:02 pm

    the whole reason evergreen got in that situation where they were inches away from the goal line is because of the “fumble”. He didn’t have control of the ball when he was hit. It was an incomplete pass. And the Evergreen guy’s knee was down before he got his upper body into the end zone. so that was a legitimate call for the most part

  12. gshl on October 18th, 2009 2:42 pm

    That’s dumb

  13. peegreen on October 18th, 2009 2:43 pm

    Control Man…stay classy, Skyview. Keep you’re noses up.

  14. Football Fan on October 18th, 2009 5:42 pm

    Watching the video replay, the botched call on the fumbled catch by SVHS does not surprise me given the ref crew on hand. These guys should not be officiating on Friday night.

  15. spectator on October 18th, 2009 7:01 pm

    who is the dork who says that kizer took it easy on evergreen? Skyview was trying to run out the clock and evergreen was going for broke… skyview got in a few just want to run out the clock plays when evergreen was playing panic defense trying to stuff the line. look at the stats! if skyview doesn’t get a few big plays, their offense does nothing. don’t tell me you expect a 53 yard TD from a Tight end out pass, to make the score 28-14 with 4 minutes left… if evergreen does not fumble with 5 minutes left when they were on their own 30, they score and leave a minute left, with the way they play. And the disgraceful non TD call….. you would have to fall behind the line of scrimmage to be stopped on the one inch line when your already on the 3 inch line dork.. The entire skyview defense was 4 yards in the endzone on that play…

  16. Ro' on October 18th, 2009 7:37 pm

    I have a friend who “previously” was an HS football Official/Referee here in Clark County…He said the officiating is the worst he’s seen in 15yrs.

    These young men deserve better than what they are getting!

  17. Newtothearea on October 19th, 2009 8:38 am

    I happened to go to the EHS vs SHS game on Friday. First off, that was a great game! Not a blow out at all! I am new to the area and was excited to see a game. It is funny listening to people in the town about the different schools in the area. Evergreen (old powerhouse?) and Skyview (snobs?) so I was curious for myself. I thought they were both pretty good. Young linemen and junior running backs for EHS. You could tell they are pretty young. Mistakes like penalties and clock (not running out of bounds). That offense was fun to watch. Skyview coaches were very frustrated! I don’t know what they did different in the second half but EHS took over at the line. Skyview was impressive. I really like that QB. Is he playing college ball anywhere? I think that Skyview defense was really good at bending and not breaking. Very excited to be in the area with what seems to be good football. I enjoy this site and it is fun to read the opinions. I was curious what happened to the RBs from SHS and EHS. I heard about two young RBs that were really good. Someone at the game said they both blew out their knees?

    Oh and refs – where I am from. Well, that would not be accepted. No call on touchdown (it was a TD, even if the knee was down, his entire upper body was in the endzone), Fumble from WR (questionable, not sure of hs rules on what a “catch” is), Backwards pass (close call but one ref was showing TD), do these guys really ref games for little league? They don’t have a high school ref association?

  18. seegreen on October 19th, 2009 10:55 am

    Easily the worst officiated game I have ever seen.

  19. BIG Fan on October 19th, 2009 11:25 am

    Maybe someone should write to the Officiating Association if you feel that strongly about it, and let them know. I’m sure they think that they are doing an adequate job.

  20. seegreen on October 19th, 2009 1:55 pm

    The refs forget why they are there it seems. They need to remember that this is about the kids!

  21. The Conrol Man on October 19th, 2009 3:40 pm

    Hey peegreen, how is skyview not classy? They kneeled the ball on your 4 yard line at the end of the game. =]

  22. SkyFan on October 20th, 2009 8:47 pm

    I’m a SHS fan that has gone to every game the last 4 years. We’ve had blown calls go in our favor and against. Thats just a part of the game at this level. Even on the pro level they blow calls, why do you think they have instant replay. I dont believe that you can say an official cost you the game, if its that close where his call decides the outcome there were many other mistakes you made through out the entire game that cost you the win.

  23. Football Fan on October 20th, 2009 10:24 pm

    SkyFan I have to disagree. I have seen more than once in year’s past and present an official “control” a game to either keep the score in-check or continue to “throw” his bias all over the field for reasons unknown. Either way, it is not right and not what these officials get paid for. They are there to most importantly protect ALL players on the field foremost and to officiate the game within the rules of which both teams are to follow in an effort to win. Nothing more, nothing less…

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  25. GSHLPlayer on October 21st, 2009 7:46 am

    like the control man said, how is skyview not classy? we could have scord another touchdown to make our victory even more dominant. although the evergreen guys were pretty good so i gotta give credit were its due. but still we choose not to run the score up because the storm didnt feel like it was needed in the last minuete or so of the game. evergreen still played a great game and came out strong. except the O-Line all they could do was cut block, they didnt seem like they knew how to do anything else but dive at knees and crawl at ankles like a bumb scrounging for a dollar.

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